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What the webinars are about

British nationality law is extraordinary complex and many people who have claims to British citizenship are unaware of their rights. We have over 20 years of experience in British nationality, Irish nationality and UK immigration.

Our team works under the guidance of Philip Gamble, the world’s leading expert on the subject. Discover how we determine whether you or your family has a claim to British ancestry and how we can help you on your journey to British citizenship.

In our webinars, you will learn about:

  • Standard claims to British nationality
  • British nationality and your children
  • Non-standard claims to British nationality

Why you should join our webinars

These webinars should interest anyone with a parent or grandparent born in the UK or a former British territory. There are many complex family or historical factors that could entitle you to British nationality. Look at these scenarios, for example:

Case 1

  • You were born between 1949 and 1983
  • You or a parent was born in an area where the UK exercised jurisdiction over British Subjects – this could be (at various times) South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe
  • This parent had a parent born in the UK

Case 2

  • You are not yet 18 years old
  • One of your parents is/was British by descent
  • This parent lived in the UK for at least 2.5 years prior to your birth
  • One of your grandparents was born in the UK

There are many cases like this. They range from the unusual to the super-complex. We have the knowledge to assess your situation and whether you may be able to claim a British passport.

Future webinars

If you’re interested in joining any future webinars, you can register below, and we’ll let you know well in advance when these will take place. We’ll also be updating this page with details on our next webinar.

Interested in joining future webinars?

Citizenship webinar series

Claim UK citizenship for children under 18

British nationality rights can be passed down to children from a father or mother born in the UK. In some cases, it’s possible to claim citizenship from a British parent born outside of the UK.

This webinar should interest any parent with a child under the age of 18 where:

  • The child has a UK-born grandparent
  • Either parent has a form of British nationality
  • The child is adopted or stateless

British nationality law is extraordinarily complex and many people who have claims to British citizenship are unaware of their rights. That’s where our team comes in. We are OISC registered and have been helping clients with their citizenship claims for over 20 years.

 

Claim UK citizenship for children under 18

Swaziland and British nationality

Swaziland was a former British protectorate up to 23 April 1967. It was then a British protected state up to independence on 6 September 1968. As a consequence, you or your children may be eligible for British nationality in one of the three scenarios:

  • You were born in Swaziland after 1948 and before independence on 6 September 1968, and you have a UK-born grandparent
  • You were born between 1 January 1949 and 31 December 1982 and one of your parents was born in Swaziland to a UK-born parent
  • You were born after 1 January 1983 and one of your parents was born in Swaziland before 1949 to a UK-born parent

There are many ways to claim British nationality. As a general rule, if you were born in a country that is different to either parent or any of your grandparents, or you have a connection back to the UK, Ireland or a former British territory, then you might have a claim.

 

Swaziland and British nationality

Australia and British nationality

Could you be eligible for a British passport? It is possible that British nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents. This arises because of Britain's historical relationship with Australia.

  • Up until 31 December 1900, Australia was within the British Crown Dominions
  • Between 1 January 1901 and 31 December 1948, it fell within the British Crown Dominions as a federal Commonwealth country
  • From 1 January 1949 until the present day, Australia is an independent Commonwealth country

Christmas Island

  • Up until 31 December 1948, Christmas Island fell within the British Crown Dominions
  • Between 1 January 1949 and 31 December 1957, it fell within the UK and Colonies as part of the Colony of Singapore
  • From 1 January 1958 until 30 September 1958, it was within the UK and Colonies as a separate Crown Colony
  • From 1 October 1958, it was part of Australia

Cocos and Keeling Islands

  • Up until 31 December 1948, these islands were part of the British Crown Dominions
  • Between 1 January 1949 and 22 November 1955, fell within the UK and Colonies as part of the Colony of Singapore
  • From 23 November 1955 until present day, they are part of Australia

Papua

  • From 1888 until 1906, Papua was part of the British Crown Dominions
  • Thereafter, it was part of Australia until it combined with New Guinea on 15 September 1975 to form Papua New Guinea
  • From 16 September 1975 until 30 January 1980 (after independence), it was a foreign country known as Papua New Guinea
  • From 31 January 1980 until the present day, it is an independent Commonwealth country

New Guinea

  • From 17 December 1920 until 12 December 1946, New Guinea was an Australian mandated territory in which the Crown exercised extra-territorial jurisdiction
  • Between 13 December 1946 and 15 September 1975, it was an Australian Trust Territory in which the Crown exercised extra-territorial jurisdiction
  • From 16 September 1975 until 30 January 1980 (after independence), it was a foreign country known as Papua New Guinea
  • From 31 January 1980 until the present day, it was an independent Commonwealth country

Australians aged between 18 and 30 qualify for a working holiday visa in the UK.

 

Australia and British nationality

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